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Duke of Edinburgh’s Bronze Award receives generous sponsorship.

On Tuesday, 4 June, Jenny and Graham Wynn visited Derwen College for a tour of our DofE facilities and to present the award programme with sponsorship.

People with a presentation cheque

Last year, Vice Lord-Lieutenant of Shropshire, Jenny Wynn, was invited along with her husband, Graham Wynn, to present at the College’s annual Duke of Edinburgh’s Award ceremony.

During the course of the event, Jenny and Graham became aware of the support of local lodges and others who sponsor our Gold Award students. By seeing firsthand the positive impact that the programme has on the students’ confidence and wellbeing, Jenny and Graham were inspired to make a contribution through their charitable organisation, The Wynn Foundation.

The foundation has generously donated £2,700 which will sponsor three Bronze Award students each year for three years.

Tour of the DofE facilities

Student setting up a trangia

Following the cheque presentation, Jenny and Graham were given a tour of the College’s dedicated DofE centre by Megan and Dylan.

Both Megan and Dylan are relishing their DofE journey, and were keen to show off the facilities and share their stories with Jenny and Graham. Megan insisted on treating our guests to tea and marshmallows, prepared using a Trangia stove in true DofE style.

Derwen College’s Duke of Edinburgh’s Award coordinator, Steve Evans, said,

Group of people standing talking to each other“Working with the students week in, week out, I get to see just how much our young people develop over the course of the Award.”

“Without the support of donors like Wynn Developments nourishing the programme, the incredible growth our students experience simply would not be possible.”

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